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Machinist Makes Worker-Owner Transition

Marco Manriquez decided to stop working for other people.

Six Hispanic businesspeople from the greater Valley area tell their stories.

Universal Studios Theme Park to Require Vaccine or Test

Universal Studios Hollywood will begin on Oct. 7 asking for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all guests ages 12 and up.

Event Producer Highlights Valley’s Stories

Oscar Urrutia loves the Valley so much, he made it a business.

Oscar Urrutia spent 15 years working at hotels in the Los Angeles market before starting My Valley Pass, the tourism and visitor’s bureau for the San Fernando Valley.

US Nuclear Updates Investors on Drone Subsidiary

US Nuclear Corp. has provided an investor update on the operations of its new startup subsidiary, Cali From Above.

Todd Stevens Redux As Oil Firm CEO

Former head of CRC gets $500 million from Kayne Anderson.

Former California Resources Corp. chief executive creates a startup to develop oil, gas assets.

Can VGrid’s Solid Carbon Mitigate Drought?

TECHNOLOGY: Product retains water in soil for plants while limting greenhouse gas.

Camarillo company VGrid Energy Systems Inc. makes power and solid carbon.

Accidental Entrepreneur Loves Hair Salon

Out of a job, Lidia Ortiz found a neraby business for sale.

Lidia Ortiz, owner of the Headline Salon in Woodland Hills, didn’t set out to become an entrepreneur.

Aerojet Secures Orion Contract

Rocket engines will ‘return astronauts to the Moon.’

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. received a contract to build the main engine for the Orion spacecraft that will explore deep space.

Electricity Towers

TECHNOLOGY: With $400 million plus in capital and plans to go public, Energy Vault has big ambitions for its power system.

Energy Vault Inc. has a new old way to hold excess electricity.

Camarillo Tomato Farm Sells for $93 Million

AGRIBUSINESS: Facility switches to massive cannabis farm.

Glass House Brands Inc. buys Camarillo area farm to grow marijuana.

Report: Disney May Spin Off ESPN

Walt Disney Co. is looking to spin off its lucrative ESPN sports network, according to a media report.

NetSol Shares Jump on Strong Quarterly Results

NetSol Technologies Inc. emerged from its recently completed 2021 fiscal year stronger than before, according to its chief executive, sparking a double-digit gain in share price.

Filming Way Up in County

On-location filming was up in the third quarter, netting the third-highest total for any quarter on record, according to figures released Wednesday by FilmLA.

Deal Puts BYD in Driver’s Seat for Fleet Sales

Joint venture lines up to buy 5,000 vehicles over five years.

Early this month, BYD Motors Inc. announced a collaboration with a new San Diego-based joint venture, Levo Mobility, to integrate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology into 5,000 vehicles over the next five years.

Stratolaunch Taps Former Pentagon Official for Hypersonic Project

Stratolaunch, the aerospace company that built the world’s largest airplane, has added a former Pentagon official to its technical advisory group.

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California Resources Sells Ventura Basin Wells

ENERGY: Oil producer will ‘recycle capital’ to core fields.

Valencia oil and gas company sells off its Ventura basin wells.

Sensors Save Water at Multifamily

Feedback on leaks can save 5,000 gallons a day.

Sensors from Camarillo company save water at Los Angeles senior complex.

Dome Fest Goes Beyond Star Shows

Founder thinks medium has Hollywood potential.

Burbank businessowner Ryan Moore starts festival for immersive films.

Ghost VFX’s New Leaders Seek Change

Burbank firm’s president talks about global expansion.

Ghost VFX, a visual effects house with a location in Burbank, announced this month that Patrick Davenport has been appointed as president as part of a strategic expansion.

Magic Mountain to Build Wonder Woman Roller Coaster

Six Flags Magic Mountain announced this week plans to build its 20th roller coaster called Wonder Woman Flight of Courage.

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